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U.S. Customs Ratchets Up its Enforcement Efforts – Is Your Company Ready?

Four steps every company should take right now to ensure a smooth import compliance process for the future. After dedicating much of the last several years to modernizing its business processes and launching the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)—the primary system through which the trade community reports import and export data, and the government determines import […]

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Logistics across the Mexican border is a dicey game at best. The game will change January 1, 2015.

It all starts with inefficient customs clearance monopoly that has cost US Shippers some $2 billion annually. Relief in sight . . . maybe. Part of our NAFTA agreement is hopefully changing. There were hidden tariffs in the agreement that were exclusively generated through the control of commercial border crossings by licensed Mexican Customs Brokers. […]

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CBP Proposes Significant Changes to Data Elements on Importer ID Form

In the October 9, 2014 Federal Register, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice to amend its Importer ID Input Record / Form 5106. CBP advises that by collecting additional information regarding importers and ultimate consignees in advance of an initial importation, it will be able to better perform its risk assessments. Current […]

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Proposed Reverse Logistics Rule to Offer Exemption From Some Regulations

A proposed reverse logistics rule would offer an exception from existing regulations for certain reverse logistics shipments by highway that will create “opportunities for reduced compliance costs among hazmat shippers and carriers, without any decrease in safety,” said by federal hazmat regulators. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration said its proposal, issued Aug. 11, aims […]

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CBP Eliminates Protests as Method to Claim Post-Entry Benefits for Certain Free Trade Agreements and Preferential Tariff Programs

On August 11, 2014 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a memorandum providing new guidance regarding acceptable mechanisms for submission of post-importation preference claims. CBP advises it has eliminated the use of protests as a mechanism to file post-entry claims for free trade agreement and preferential tariff program benefits to align its policy with […]

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DB Schenker Customs Consulting Helps Elfe Get in the Swing of Things

by Victor Q. Truong Anyone who imports products into Canada knows that getting them across the border through Customs can be a challenge fraught with complexity. In fact, the ever-changing rules and regulations of Canada Customs add complexity and risk to the Canadian importer. Without the right advice and counsel, you could be paying excessive […]

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ACE to Streamline International Trade with USA

by Heather Burke On February 19, 2014, the White House issued an Executive Order that directs the U.S. federal agencies with a role in trade to complete the development of an electronic “Single Window” by December 2016. The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will become the Single Window – the primary system through which the trade community will […]

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